Paper Crane Lounge is hidden on the second floor of Staplehouse and feels a bit like a super villain’s lair. Instead of a swivel chair and a large ominous button, though, you’ll find high-end cocktails and a very short menu of upscale bar food - which means you can get a taste of Staplehouse without spending a whole paycheck. There’s a rotating list of ambiguously named drinks, like the Disco Nap and Masterpiece Theatre with descriptions such as “breezy,” “graceful,” and “intuitive,” instead of a list of ingredients. But just like the drinks downstairs, all of them are excellent.
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Chrome Yellow Trading Co
The quality nitro cold brew and tons of natural light brings lots of young and creative people to Chrome Yellow in Old Fourth Ward.
This restaurant and concert hall in Old Fourth Ward is where you head for a night of belting out old-school classics with a group of friends.
Miso Ko is a small sushi spot in Ponce City Market, with a long menu of fresh fish for dinner and grab-and-go options perfect for lunch.
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Bilton Bar in Old Fourth Ward serves some of the best cocktails in the city along with unique South African snacks like beef jerky and hand pies.
Johnny’s Hideaway is a great bar in Buckhead, with a big dance floor and retro decor.
The Vortex Bar & Grill
With it’s massive red-eyed skull above the entry, The Vortex is a bar and grill in in Little Five Points that’s open late and not hard to find.
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Going to Gunshow is kind of like having dinner at your coolest coworker’s house: It’s loud, fun, and you never quite know what they’re going to serve.
With an experimental menu and an upscale space, Banshee is one of East Atlanta’s best new restaurants, and where you should be eating.
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